Food 101

4.1
1622 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
This flagship location of the 101 Concepts Restaurant Group has been a neighborhood staple for 19 years. Food 101 has evolved during more than a decade and a half to focus on American classics, providing diners with home cooking that they can’t get at home. Chef Brian O'Rourke menu highlights a bounty of local ingredients that provides a deliciously satisfying dining experience. High standards of quality ingredients and cutting-edge cuisine have become synonymous with Food 101.
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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Had a great experience. The scallops were amazing! Two people at our table had a special halibut dish and loved it. Would definitely recommend!

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PW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

We went on Valentine’s Day, waitress was very nice but our appetizer came to the wrong table and drinks took a bit too long to come out. I didn’t love that there was a specific Valentine’s Day menu since it limited us but overall it was ok.

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m
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

First glass of wine was a extremely small pour compared to others being served in the restaurant. Second glass was a decent pour and comparable to others I observed being served from the bar. The thing that bothered me the most is that wait staff bumped into the back of my chair about 5 or 6 times without saying anything (excuse me, etc.) to me. These bumps were not simply scraping the back of my chair but they knocked me forward. After the second bump I looked and there was sufficient room to walk by plus I was pulled up to the table as close as I could get. I finally had my family move the table to create more room. I was somewhat disappointed in the food as I've eaten there many times, both in large groups in the private room and in smaller settings with family and friends and the food has always been really good. This night it was bad, but it was mediocre.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had not been in a couple of years, but glad I'm back! It's even better than I remember. Had a great lunch with my best friend. The food was wonderful and the cocktails even better! Lobster Cobb salad is the best! And the craft cocktail called "Honey Do I Miss You" is kickass! Many thanks to the bartender for giving us the cocktail recipe.

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LK
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The food is good, but service requires a lot of improvement!

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b
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simple and good

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j
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

2nd time at Food 101. Great experience, attentive waitstaff and delicious food! Great for business meetings or a date night. Will come again!!

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AC
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Food was excellent but the service was flat out terrible. Server completely forgot about us and we were HER ONLY TABLE. She was spending most of her time talking with the hostess or outside watching a cop pull over a car. Didn’t come by our table once for an hour after we got our food.

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G
Atlanta
77 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It had been a long time since we ate at Food 101 and the it was for dinner. This time we were looking for a good brunch place and...this is it! The offerings for brunch are many and very good. We opted for the pancake and one of us had the French Toast. Both were excellent and so was the service. Try brunch at Food 101. It's worth the trip.

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FD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We have been coming to this restaurant for many years. It was one of the first of its type in Atlanta, and it continues to deliver a good product in a very comfortable environment. Menu changes periodically which I like but perhaps some would not. We started with the salmon appetizer followed by meatloaf for one in our party and trout for the other. All was very good. I must compliment the person who selects their wine. Very good selection at a most reasonable price point. And our server, without being asked, served us a small taste of each wine that we had selected prior to pouring the full glass. We started with cocktails, and you should too. One of the Best Old-Fashioneds I have had in Atlanta.

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i
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The food was truly wonderful; that part should not be understated. The service, on the other hand, was truly terrible.

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MS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was my first time here and the service and food was good. I got the crab cake lunch plate and it looked and taste better than the description. I will definitely go back.

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L
Birmingham
49 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Mediocre food, and nothing in the experience to make me want to go back.

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DM
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always good. We have been for brunch, lunch and dinner. Think it’s the best kept brunch secret. Lobster scramble is amazing.

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TF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Most dishes were excellent, I am a fan of calamari and it was a little chewy. My teenager had the sliders...the cheese and relish on the sliders was different than a cheeseburger, so I will order it differently next time. Service was great and the tuna and meatloaf were definate hits for the table.

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TK
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

we were disappointed with the quality of the food. The fried chicken was not the same and the food was salty. The service was horrible she forgot our order ... we are taking Food 101 off our list. it was my friend's birthday.

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AM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! They didn’t have steak or waffles though. We went for brunch. Food was ok but they hard a very nice selection to choose from for the drink menu. Ambiance was great!

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VB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Come here for dinner for years. This is the first time i’ve Gone here for lunch. Big difference. Overpriced for what you get. Menu was limited to a special brunch menu also, which wasn’t made clear o their site. Site showed a different lunch menu.

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C
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This was my first visit to Food 101. I will be back to try some of the other interesting menu items.

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R
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoy food101. Waitress was Channel who was very good. Very good comfort food.

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DW
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was dope!

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K
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent choice as always.

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MR
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Disappointing meal, bummer! Had to send my first glass of wine back because of a moldy, stale flavor. The next glass from a fresh bottle was good. The crab cake severely over cooked and nearly burned, the meat on the charcuterie plate was not fresh but the cheese was good despite an unimaginable selection. I had a great lunch here a dew weeks and assumed dinner would be just as good, sadly it wasn’t true.

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R
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Mediocre at best. The food wasn’t “bad”, but it wasn’t good either. Everything was basically just OK. Server had no personality at all and didn’t really seem to be interested in what he was doing. Restaurant was almost completely empty on a Friday night and were out of the things I wanted (beer and short rib mole for burrito). Wife had the tomato soup and couldn’t even eat it, worse than Campbell’s. I know this place has been there forever, but will be surprised if it lasts much longer. Seem to be phoning it in

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PL
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great food and great atmosphere! The fried chicken was so good!

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JD
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The three of us enjoyed our meals of salmon and steak medallions very much. Our only complaint is that when we made the reservation based on the dinner menu, there was no indication at all that the menu would be more limited for NYE. For the most part we enjoyed our meals, but we booked NYE dinner at Food 101 based on the full dinner menu. In the future, guests should be notified that the menu is limited and the menu for a special night such as NYE should be available online as well.

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TN
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience on New Year's Eve. Everyone's meal was phenomenal. Our server was great and the manager checked in as appropriate. We enjoyed taking our time from start to finish with cocktails through dessert. It was nice to see some new things on the menu since our last time there. A terrific neighborhood spot!

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D
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Server was very nice. My food was terrible unlike previous visits. I would have sent it back but had guests.

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CL
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. Looking forward to my next visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food101 is a hidden gem! The food is amazing! The service is always top notch. It is worth the 40 minute drive!

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M
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Christmas Eve

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Food was ok, nothing special. The price was definitely not worth the portions. Calamari was a bit tough, and my crab cakes weren’t cooked long enough.
Overall it was ok, I don’t know if I would come back here for a $100 dinner again.
Our server was sweet.

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WD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

We go there for the sesame tuna dish which I love, and they were out. Had the pasta special, the sausage was tiny hard squares and generally it was mediocre. Waitress was nice but we waited longer than we should have for our food. We won’t be back for awhile, it was disappointing.

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g
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

We ordered the brussel sprouts, ahi tuna tostadas and the organic rice bowl. The ahi tuna tostada were decent, but the rice bowl was flavorless and dry. and worst of all - the brussel sprouts were so extremely salty it was inedible. And our waiter did not come back to check on the food quality after the food was delivered. the only time we heard from him again was when we were asking for the check because we had to leave.

I will not be returning to this restaurant.

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K
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

It’s customary to be acknowledged by employees when entering a restaurant unfortunately that was not the case. Several employees walked by however maybe only the hostess can speak? Not sure. Food was great but service is also huge for me.

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EC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Perfect night!
We celebrated our girls Christmas present exchange and everything was great. Amanda was a very good server and very accommodating.

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MB
Atlanta
59 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

My wife didn’t like her meal, but I liked mine. I think we’ll give another try.

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OT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Pretty empty for a Saturday night, but good food and value for the portions.

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GG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed the gumbo soup, meatloaf and fried chicken. Excellent service. Visited from NY...we’ll be back.

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d
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good time. Very good food.

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